D.O. Ca. Rioja
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D.O. Ribera del Duero
Merlot, Sauvignon, Tinta Fina
> 35 Years Old
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Valtravieso Crianza comes from centenary vineyards with an average age of 80 years, with low depths, low fertility, high active limestone component and especially stony. They are the yards of Revilla, Santa María, El Obispo and El Buey, all located at a 900- metre altitude.
85% made with Tinto Fino, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot. The grapes were selected by hand and transported to the winery in boxes of 15 kilograms, later had their stems removed and was vatted without squeezing. Pre-fermentative cold maceration was carried out at 6°C for 7 days, followed by alcoholic fermentation in independent deposits, each variety having native yeasts present in the grape skin by nature. Merlot and Cabernet varieties performed malolactic fermentation in oak. Subsequently, the whole harvest was then placed for 12 months into French barrels for up to 4 years of use, in order to prevail fruit characteristics on its developmental stages.
A maroon cherry red colour, with a fruity ripe aroma, with slight oak spice. In the mouth the tannins appear with a soft touch and get fused with the rest of the wine components.